Tara Grahovac

E. Chapaton-Rivard

C. S. Nechtman

Beaufort Memorial (BMH) has added three new physicians to its medical staff. All three will see patients at the hospital’s Okatie Medical Pavilion at 122 Okatie Center Blvd. North.

Tara L. Grahovac, M.D., a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, specializing in the diagnosis, staging and removal of cancerous growths in the breast, has joined the new Breast Care & Surgery Program. Thanks to an affiliation between Beaufort Memorial and MUSC Health in Charleston, Dr. Grahovac, an MUSC Health doctor, will practice exclusively at Beaufort Memorial.

Dr. Grahovac earned a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, then completed a residency in general surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee-Womens Hospital.

Since 2015 she has served as the first specialty-trained breast surgeon within St. Clair Health, an independent tertiary care center in Pittsburgh’s South Hills community. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Grahovac, call 843-707-8085.

Dr. Elisabeth Chapaton-Rivard, a board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, has joined Beaufort Memorial Pulmonary Specialists. She comes to the Lowcountry from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Detroit, where, as an assistant professor, she taught courses in interventional pulmonology while also working as the ICU at area hospitals.

Dr. Chapaton-Rivard earned a Bachelor of Arts in physical therapy from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mich., and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, both in Michigan. Call 843-707-8040 to schedule an appointment with her.

General surgeon C. Schilling Nechtman, M.D. has joined Beaufort Memorial Surgical Specialists, following completion of his residency in general surgery at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Dr. Nechtman earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and a Doctor of Medicine from University of South Alabama in Mobile. Skilled in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques, he brings both training and experience in a broad range of surgeries to the practice.

With an anesthesiologist mother and an ENT specialist father, the Birmingham native says he “grew up doing rounds.” He and his brother are the fourth generation in their family to devote their careers to medicine. An Eagle Scout with a long history of community service, he has taken part in mission trips to Honduras and Rwanda and helped manage a student-run free clinic while in medical school. Call 843- 524-8171 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nechtman.

For more information about any of the physicians or their practices, visit BeaufortMemorial.org.